Bowling Green State University
College of Education and Human Development
Education and Human Development Newsletter
A message from the Dean
Dear EDHD Alumni and Friends,

I hope that all of you had a happy holiday season and are starting the new year with good health and happy hearts. The College of Education and Human Development is off to a great start in 2018!

Last December, I attended BGSU’s Preview Day. For those of you who don’t know about our Preview and President’s Day events, hundreds of high school students and their families come for a campus visit to learn about our university. I have attended a lot of these events over the years. I put on my orange and brown “dean” clothes, dig out my name tag, and spend the morning talking with prospective students about our great programs and checking in with faculty to make sure they have everything they need.

At the last Preview Day, however, I played a different role. I attended as the parent of a prospective student. Instead of my usual orange and brown attire, I donned my blue jeans and Converse shoes (hand-me-downs from my teenaged daughter). My son (the prospective student) joked about me being “incognito.” I assured him that, at least for that morning, I was not “Dean Dawn Shinew” but “Mom.” And, except for a couple of moments here and there, I stuck to my maternal role.

From this new perspective, I saw BGSU in a different light. We took a campus tour and I saw newly renovated buildings and state-of-the-art labs and classrooms. My son, an “undecided” at the beginning of the day, talked with dozens of faculty members about their programs. I listened as these faculty members talked to Luther about their programs, the types of experiences they offer, and the kinds of careers that their graduates pursue. I heard them describe learning communities and internships. Over and over again, I was struck by the passion these faculty have for their work, and their commitment to making sure students are successful not just in college, but in life.

At the end of the day, my son had declared a major (which I know may change) and submitted his application to BGSU. He will be a fourth generation Falcon so, to some extent, the decision to attend BGSU was a foregone conclusion. However, we both had a chance to see BGSU in a different light that day. We did not just see the familiar faces of colleagues and friends. We saw the possibilities for the future, his future.

I am always honored and proud to be a BGSU alumna and the Dean of the College of Education and Human Development. Starting next August, I am happy to say that I will be equally honored and proud to be a “BGSU Mom.” If you know of anyone looking for a bright future, I hope you will send them our way. Great things are happening at BGSU, from every perspective!

Forever Falcon,

Dean Dawn Shinew

Dawn Shinew ’86,‘92
Professor and Dean

Stevens VR A New Dimension of Learning
Math Education Faculty Earn Top Grants Math Education Faculty Earn Top Grants
Triple Take Triple Take
Real-World Education Real-World Education
Global Crossings
Learn From Other Cultures BGSU Students Embrace, Learn From Other Cultures
Nearly 50 students presented at this fall’s “Embracing Global Engagement: Internships, Service and Experiential Learning Symposium”.
Global Perspectives for Universal Change Global Perspectives for Universal Change
Professor Sharon Subreenduth works alongside educators in Southeast Asia in understanding and implementing gender equity in their schools.
EDHD Awards / Alumni News
Dr. Jared Rose Dr. Jared Rose Honored with Counseling Award
Alyssa Lustgarten Head of the Class

EDHD News in Brief
Battle of the Sexes
Battle of the Sexes: From Line Judge to Movie Critic
In conjunction with the release of the film “Battle of the Sexes,” BGSU sport management associate professor Nancy Spencer shared her experience serving as a line judge for the famed 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs as part of a public presentation held on campus. In addition to calling lines for the match, Spencer has researched the topic extensively. She shared what it was like to be part of that historic moment and how her firsthand experience compares to the film.

Literacy in the Park Author Announced
Literacy in the Park Author Announced
Save the date for Literacy in the Park, which will be held April 21, 2018, at the Perry Field House. This free annual community event is aimed at promoting children's literacy and will feature dozens of hands-on literacy-related activities, entertainment and crafts, as well as two presentations by this year's featured author, Don Tate. Tate is an award-winning author and the illustrator of numerous critically acclaimed books for children, including “The Cart That Carried Martin,” “Hope’s Gift,” “Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite” and “Ron’s Big Mission.”

Battle of the Sexes
Faculty, Students Share Insights at Finances 101 
BGSU welcomed over 500 high school students from throughout the region for the Finances 101 event to learn about financial literacy and life choices, college and career planning and what BGSU has to offer. The event is presented in partnership the Northwest Ohio Credit Union Association. EDHD was proud to have senior lecturer DJ Kern-Blystone there with  student volunteers from the Business and Marketing Education program to help with the event and share their knowledge with students.

Battle of the Sexes
HMSLS Professor, Alumnus Comprise Panel on Transgender Athletes
Earlier this fall, BGSU sport management alumnus Brent Darah and Professor Vikki Krane from the School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure were part of the 2017 Fall Distinguished Lecture at the Tucker Center for Girls and Women in Sport, titled "Transgender Athletes: Challenging & Transforming Sports." Darah has broken many barriers as the first transgender athlete in collegiate cross/country and track at BGSU, as well as in the Mid-American Conference. A sport psychologist by training, Krane’s scholarship examines sex, gender, and sexuality within a sport context. Her current research focuses on intersex, transgender, and lesbian athletes.

Alumni 10 Under 10
CSP Grad Named Alumni 10 Under 10
BGSU recently unveiled its 10 Under 10 program, celebrating and recognizing alumni who have shown promise in their field. This year's honorees included Emmanual Guillory '09, a graduate of the college student personnel program. Guillory currently serves as a professional staff member on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce. He has hosted behind-the-scenes tours for BGSU students at the House of Representatives as well as several alumni and career center events. Guillory handles higher education policy, including issues pertaining to for-profit institutions, historically black colleges and universities, minority-serving institutions, international education, graduation education, college access programs, gainful employment and borrower defense regulations.

Dean's Corner

Thanks to all of those who gave end-of-year gifts to the College in 2017. Your contributions make it possible for us to continue providing an excellent education at an affordable cost to our students.

Just a “save the date” that BGSU will again be having a Day of Giving, April 3-4. This year, the College will be focused on raising funds for our “Fund a Falcon” program which provides gas cards to student commuting to interships and student teaching opportunities, and the “Expedition Fund” supporting scholarships for international study abroad.